Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

January 4, 2015
by Rex Rowan
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New birds for a new year, and a backward glance

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Hummingbird bander Fred Bassett will be visiting the Gainesville area next weekend. If you’ve got hummingbirds visiting your yard right now, if you’d like them banded, and if they’re coming regularly … Continue reading

January 20, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Some kind of record

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report If you haven’t seen the Bullock’s Oriole and you plan to, let me ever-so-gently remind you of something I wrote in an earlier post: “Dotty Robbins told me that she went north from … Continue reading

January 10, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Bullock’s Oriole, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Fox Sparrow

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report In case you haven’t heard, Florida’s first documented Violet-green Swallow was photographed in a flock of Tree Swallows at Flamingo in Everglades National Park this morning – by out of state birders. Why … Continue reading

December 13, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Last call for the Christmas Count

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Adam Kent was invited to compete in Peru’s Birding Rally Challenge this month as part of a three-man team sponsored by Surbound Expeditions. There were six teams, and Surbound tied for second place, … Continue reading

March 1, 2013
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First Swallow-tailed Kites, and other spring arrivals

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report (Those of you who asked for shorter birding reports – and surprisingly (to me, anyway) you were in the minority – will be deeply disheartened at the length of this one. I’ll try … Continue reading

February 15, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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They’re all still out there, waiting for you

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report The Great Backyard Bird Count, sponsored by the National Audubon Society and the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, begins today, Friday the 15th, and continues through Monday the 18th. The GBBC will happily accept … Continue reading

January 25, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Just ducky

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report At 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 2nd, Alachua County Forever will officially open the Levy Prairie portion of the Barr Hammock Preserve to the public. Everyone is welcome. This winter’s sunset was at … Continue reading

January 15, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Some birds linger longer

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report I inquired about hummingbirds in my previous birding report and haven’t heard from a single solitary soul. Are all the hummers gone? Please, oh please tell me if you know of one in … Continue reading

January 8, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Bell’s Vireo still there, plus a smorgasbord of other rare birds

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Friends! Are you bothered by wintering hummingbirds? Are these tiny little garden pests drinking all of your nectar? Well then tell me about it! Especially if you’d like Fred Bassett of Hummingbird Research, … Continue reading

December 31, 2012
by Rex Rowan
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Christmas Bird Count results

From: Rex Rowan [rexrowan@gmail.com] Subject: Alachua County birding report Hey, make a note if you’re planning to join the January 5th field trip to Alligator Lake: the driving directions on the Alachua Audubon web site are wrong. Here’s what they … Continue reading